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Osisko Mining Completes Reverse Takeover of Chantrell Ventures – Creating O3 Mining Inc.

O3 Mining Inc. (TSXV:OIII) is well-capitalized and uniquely positioned as a premier gold exploration company in Canada as an emerging consolidator of exploration properties in prospective gold camps in Canada

TORONTO, July 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Osisko Mining Inc. ("Osisko Mining") (OSK.TO) and O3 Mining Inc. ("O3 Mining") (TSXV:OIII) formerly Chantrell Ventures Corp. ("Chantrell"), are pleased to announce the successful completion of their previously-announced spinout transaction, which resulted in, among other things, Osisko Mining transferring certain of its non-core assets to Chantrell in exchange for common shares of Chantrell by way of a plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act (Ontario) (the "Arrangement"). Under the Arrangement, Osisko Mining transferred to O3 Mining the Marban project, the Garrison project, exploration properties and a portfolio of selected securities, in exchange for 24,977,898 post-consolidation common shares of O3 Mining, representing approximately 82.2% of the issued and outstanding common shares of O3 Mining.

In addition, under the Arrangement, (i) the common shares of Chantrell were consolidated on a forty-to-one (40:1) basis, (ii) the name of "Chantrell Ventures Corp." was changed to "O3 Mining Inc.", and (iii) the board of directors of O3 Mining was reconstituted to comprise the following individuals: Mr. John Burzynski (Chairman), Mr. Bernardo Alvarez Calderon, Mr. Patrick Anderson, Mr. Murray John, Mr. Keith McKay, Ms. Amy Satov, Mr. Elijah Tyshynski and Mr. José Vizquerra Benavides.

Management of O3 Mining consists of Mr. José Vizquerra Benavides (President and Chief Executive Officer), Mr. Blair Zaritsky (Chief Financial Officer) and Ms. Lili Mance (Corporate Secretary).

Concurrent with the closing of the Arrangement, the previously-issued subscription receipts of Chantrell Ventures converted into post-consolidation common shares and warrants of O3 Mining, and the escrowed proceeds were released to O3 Mining.

With the Arrangement now complete, the common shares of O3 Mining are expected to be listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and begin trading under the symbol "OIII" on the second business day following the completion of the Arrangement (i.e., on or about July 9, 2019).

For additional information concerning the Arrangement, please refer to the management information circular of Chantrell dated May 27, 2019, which is available on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) under O3 Mining's issuer profile.

About O3 Mining Inc.

O3 Mining's mission is to enhance shareholder value through the acquisition and development of mining properties, with a bias towards gold projects in Ontario and Québec.

For further information on O3 Mining, please contact:

José Vizquerra Benavides
President, CEO and Director
(416) 848-9504

About Osisko Mining Inc.

Osisko is a mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition, exploration, and development of precious metal resource properties in Canada. Osisko holds a 100% interest in the high-grade Windfall Lake gold deposit located between Val-d'Or and Chibougamau in Québec and holds a 100% undivided interest in a large area of claims in the surrounding the Urban Barry area and nearby Quévillon area (over 2,700 square kilometres).

For further information on Osisko Mining Inc., please contact:

John Burzynski
President, CEO and Director
(416) 363-8653

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